The cool thing about being so new to running is that I set new P.R’s all the time. It’s really gonna suck when I hit a plateau because that will happen some day. But for now I’m going to just ride the wave.
I found out about a 5K race that was in my own backyard about 17 hours before the race started. Uh, yeah, how’s that for advertising? Anyway I made it just in time to preregister. That means I’ve raced every weekend in March…so far.
I was stoked about this one for obvious reasons…I knew the course really well, it’s flat and fast and I only live like 2 minutes from the start, and that has never happened. I’m used to driving to Fresno, which is 45 minutes 1 way or as far as the coast, about 2 1/2 hours away.
It was their first time putting on a race. I guess the fancy word for that would be “inaugural” or whatever, but let’s just say they had the best course support, but there were a few kinks that can easily be worked out to make it even better. So I offered to help them out for the next race, hopefully in the fall. I’m actually excited & have a butt load of ideas.
Hubby stalked me along the course to catch a few action shots.
These were at about the half way point.
This is always the best part…
As you can see, my time was 25:00, but “Slim,” (Garmin 305) said otherwise. It was actually 26:00-off by 1 whole minute. I showed Slim to the race director and he decided to go with my time & added a minute to all of the others.
I did take 2nd overall for women & 2nd in my age group. Or first looser. However you want to see it.
But hey, I still hit a new P.R! So that is worth being the first looser for in my book!